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Family: Pataecidae Australian prowfishes



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3 species (see list below)

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Photo by Good, P.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Aetapcus maculatus (Günther, 1861)

Photo by Good, P.
 
Aetapcus maculatus
[Warty prowfish]
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Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6 cm TL

 
Neopataecus waterhousii
[Whiskered prowfish]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Pataecus fronto Richardson, 1844

Photo by CSIRO
 
Pataecus fronto
[Red indianfish]
3 Species of Family Pataecidae
(Australian prowfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1861 Aetapcus maculatus Warty prowfish Eastern Indian Ocean 21 TL
1872 Neopataecus waterhousii Whiskered prowfish Eastern Indian Ocean 6 TL
1844 Pataecus fronto Red indianfish Indo-Pacific 27 TL



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